Minnesota United star Darwin Quintero didn’t participate in team training Thursday morning in Blaine and coach Adrian Heath called him a game-time decision for Saturday’s match at New York Red Bulls.
Quintero left early during the team's first practice Wednesday at new Allianz Field, holding his groin after he kicked a long pass while on the run during scrimmaging. He kicked another ball in disgust as he left the field while his teammates played on.
“It’s one of them we'll give him all the time he needs,” Heath said. “There was no point today of him aggravating it. Give him another day to get ready.”
Quintero worked with the team’s physiotherapists and athletic trainers on his own Thursday while his teammates trained, Heath said.
When asked if Quintero will travel with the team Friday to New Jersey, the coach said yes but with some hesitation.
“We’ll know more tomorrow,” he said, “but if it’s a game-time decision, it’s a game-time decision.”